dkms - Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name dkms
Package version
Package release 1.2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 191 B
Download size 75.60 KB
Official Mirror
DKMS is a framework designed to allow individual kernel modules to be upgraded
without changing the whole kernel. It is also very easy to rebuild modules as
you upgrade kernels.


Package Version Architecture Repository
dkms_2.2.0.3-1.2_all.deb all Debian Main
dkms - - -


Name Value
build-essential -
coreutils >= 7.4
dpkg-dev -
gcc -
make -
module-init-tools -
patch -


Type URL
Binary Package dkms_2.2.0.3-1.2_all.deb
Source Package dkms

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install dkms deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install dkms




2012-10-05 - Christoph Egger <>
dkms ( unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Don't fail if kernel major version number is not single-digit (like on
kfreebsd-10) (Closes: 688904)
2012-07-19 - Andreas Beckmann <>
dkms ( unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Do not fail if /lib/modules does not exist.  (Closes: #666023)
* Remove the directory where the module was installed.  (Closes: #657145)
2011-12-07 - Mario Limonciello <>
dkms ( unstable; urgency=low
* [e24a52f] Imported Upstream version
* [09da5c7] bump standards version
* [713ebfd] add missing debhelper token to preinst
* [8970435] add versioned build depends for debhelper
* [db4238c] switch to dh7
* [13a34c7] update lintian override for DKMS apport rule
2011-07-22 - Mario Limonciello <>
dkms ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Mario Limonciello ]
* [c5846b6] Imported Upstream version
- Doesn't leave files in /tmp (Closes: #633802)
- Autoinstall works on multiple kernels (Closes: #634979) (LP: #812979)
- PRE_BUILD command working directory fix. (LP: #812088)
* [83b5f6e] Drop kfreebsd.patch.  Merged upstream
[ Giuseppe Iuculano ]
* [a80ecc5] Updated VCS control field
2011-07-15 - Giuseppe Iuculano <>
dkms ( unstable; urgency=low
* [c9f7ed0] Fixed kFreeBSD subdirs check
* [57c5c9d] Removed improved-error-messages.patch
* [370ff7b] Remove debian-lsb.patch. Now Ubuntu can sync from Debian
2011-07-15 - Giuseppe Iuculano <>
dkms ( unstable; urgency=low
* [6b2d392] Run depmod command only in Linux.
Thanks to Robert Millan (Closes: #631657)
2011-07-15 - Giuseppe Iuculano <>
dkms ( unstable; urgency=low
* [18353fe] Imported Upstream version
* [2a56b4e] Refreshed and removed patches merged upstream.
* [c552af9] Use linux-headers-686-pae and linux-headers-amd64 in Recommends
(Closes: #628873)
2011-03-12 - Giuseppe Iuculano <>
dkms ( unstable; urgency=low
[ Michael Gilbert ]
* [430b97f] Fix logging for compound make statements (closes: #577972)
- Thanks to Anders Kaseorg!
* [935ae61] Check for debhelper when using 'dkms mkdeb' (closes: #592863)
* [e739e8c] fixup logging patch
[ Giuseppe Iuculano ]
* [46cc01a] Merge from Ubuntu: Before using the current kernel we need to make
sure that this kernel doesn't belong to the host of a chroot and we should
also be more careful when adding kernels to the candidates list
(LP: #602408). - Thanks to Alberto Milone
* [313d661] Merge from Ubuntu: depend on patch instead of recommending it, if
its missing the "patches" feature of dkms will no longer work and that will
cause build failures (LP: #653899)  Thanks to Michael Vogt
2010-08-04 - Giuseppe Iuculano <>
dkms ( unstable; urgency=low
* [bd3b35d] Set DISTRIB_ID=Debian in case lsb_release is missing
* [2465627] Removed lsb-release from Pre-Depends
* [1732998] Do not use lsb_release to determine the distribution, add
a static assignment (Closes: #547353)
* [d00ff09] Do not return error if /etc/dkms/framework.conf is missing
(LP: #613407) - thanks to pasadrul
* [618efc8] Copy from the right directory with mkdsc and copy
source.changes when building with mkdsc (LP: #611652) - thanks to
David Henningsson
* [f23d6b0] Bump to standards-version 3.9.1, no changes needed

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